Interest Rates


Economists Say Fed Will Raise Rates In 2015

The vast majority of business economists expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year, according to a survey released Monday.



Analysts Fear DFW Housing Market Too Hot

Experts worry the lack of inventory in North Texas could lead to big trouble.


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Lawmakers Try To Save Student Loan Deal

A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.


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Is College Still Financially Worthwhile?

Student loan interest rates could soon skyrocket, and many graduates are already winding up delinquent on their loans. So, is a college degree still worth the money?


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Financial Expert Talks Apple, Interest Rates, Gas Prices

Financial expert Jim Lacamp offers his insight on an upcoming Apple announcement, higher interest rates and rising gas prices.


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Another Payday Lending Reform Bill Waits For Governor Perry

A payday lending reform bill, dealing with limited state regulation of the industry for the first time, is already sitting on Governor Perry’s desk. Now, a second bill, calling for full disclosure of all of the loan terms, is headed his way.


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State Senate Approves New Payday Loan Rules

Legislation requiring payday loan providers to post interest rates, fees and terms of service took another step forward in the Texas Legislature.


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Simple Steps To Avoid New Banking Fees

Only 65 percent of banks still offered free checking accounts last year. In fact, the cost of managing your money is going up across the board. Get some tips on how can you protect your money.